Action against sick child’s parents is slammed

LORD Stoddart of Swindon has hit out at the action being taken against the parents of Aysha King, who took him abroad in a bid to secure treatment in Spain which was unavailable on the NHS.

Brett and Naghemeh King are being held in police custody after they refused to consent to their extradition to the UK at court appearance in Spain, where they took their five-year-old son, who has a brain tumour.

It is believed the family were seeking proton beam therapy for the youngster, which is not provided by the NHS. And independent Labour peer Lord Stoddart says he is “concerned” about rules allowing the arrest of the parents, who took the youngster from hospital in Southampton on Thursday, prompting an international search.

Ashya is now in hospital in Malaga.

Lord Stoddart said: “I am deeply concerned that a European Arrest Warrant has been issued again British citizens, leading to their being separated from their children and their mortally sick child, Aysha and incarcerated in a Spanish jail.

“By all accounts, these poor parents were simply trying to get the best possible treatment for their son, which wasn’t available in this country.

“I have always opposed the EU’s European Arrest Warrant but we were told they were for chasing after organised crime, people traffickers and terrorists etc, not the desperately worried parents of a very sick boy.”

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7:27pm Tue 2 Sep 14

messyits says...

Generally I am not a fan of David Stoddart--but wholly agree on this.
Why on earth are the family being kept in prison apart from their seriously ill boy when all they have done is to try to give their child a chance to live.
Generally I am not a fan of David Stoddart--but wholly agree on this. Why on earth are the family being kept in prison apart from their seriously ill boy when all they have done is to try to give their child a chance to live. messyits
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8:54am Wed 3 Sep 14

Sandor Clegane says...

As you keep trying to tell us, the law is the law and judges are judges. None of it is ever wrong.

After all, they can always appeal if they don't like it, eh?
As you keep trying to tell us, the law is the law and judges are judges. None of it is ever wrong. After all, they can always appeal if they don't like it, eh? Sandor Clegane
  • Score: 25

9:16am Wed 3 Sep 14

Alan Bast*rd says...

Nice bit of vote rigging there clegane.
As if you'd have that score by now.
Nice bit of vote rigging there clegane. As if you'd have that score by now. Alan Bast*rd
  • Score: -27

9:25am Wed 3 Sep 14

Sandor Clegane says...

Alan Bast*rd wrote:
Nice bit of vote rigging there clegane.
As if you'd have that score by now.
Rather hypocritical, don't you think, Davey?

Or, 'Mr -32' as you're now known.
[quote][p][bold]Alan Bast*rd[/bold] wrote: Nice bit of vote rigging there clegane. As if you'd have that score by now.[/p][/quote]Rather hypocritical, don't you think, Davey? Or, 'Mr -32' as you're now known. Sandor Clegane
  • Score: 22

9:29am Wed 3 Sep 14

LordAshOfTheBrake says...

Sandor Clegane wrote:
As you keep trying to tell us, the law is the law and judges are judges. None of it is ever wrong.

After all, they can always appeal if they don't like it, eh?
Except by the admission of the police they haven't actually committed a crime. The arrest warrant was a blunt tool to aid finding them as they had gone to Europe.

The issue of the warrant was a complete mis-use of its intended purpose.
[quote][p][bold]Sandor Clegane[/bold] wrote: As you keep trying to tell us, the law is the law and judges are judges. None of it is ever wrong. After all, they can always appeal if they don't like it, eh?[/p][/quote]Except by the admission of the police they haven't actually committed a crime. The arrest warrant was a blunt tool to aid finding them as they had gone to Europe. The issue of the warrant was a complete mis-use of its intended purpose. LordAshOfTheBrake
  • Score: -26

9:48am Wed 3 Sep 14

Alan Bast*rd says...

Sandor Clegane wrote:
Alan Bast*rd wrote:
Nice bit of vote rigging there clegane.
As if you'd have that score by now.
Rather hypocritical, don't you think, Davey?

Or, 'Mr -32' as you're now known.
Of course I'm Mr minus whatever it is. You ensure my posts get those scores. Just like you up vote yours loads of times. Grow up and behave like the rest of us
[quote][p][bold]Sandor Clegane[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Alan Bast*rd[/bold] wrote: Nice bit of vote rigging there clegane. As if you'd have that score by now.[/p][/quote]Rather hypocritical, don't you think, Davey? Or, 'Mr -32' as you're now known.[/p][/quote]Of course I'm Mr minus whatever it is. You ensure my posts get those scores. Just like you up vote yours loads of times. Grow up and behave like the rest of us Alan Bast*rd
  • Score: -23

10:12am Wed 3 Sep 14

messyits says...

Sandor Clegane wrote:
As you keep trying to tell us, the law is the law and judges are judges. None of it is ever wrong.

After all, they can always appeal if they don't like it, eh?
They have committed no offence.
[quote][p][bold]Sandor Clegane[/bold] wrote: As you keep trying to tell us, the law is the law and judges are judges. None of it is ever wrong. After all, they can always appeal if they don't like it, eh?[/p][/quote]They have committed no offence. messyits
  • Score: -27

10:59am Wed 3 Sep 14

Sandor Clegane says...

messyits wrote:
Sandor Clegane wrote:
As you keep trying to tell us, the law is the law and judges are judges. None of it is ever wrong.

After all, they can always appeal if they don't like it, eh?
They have committed no offence.
Do re-read my original post as I didn't say they had.

I just pointed out that the legal system, which you relentlessly claim is never wrong and is overseen by very learned people, had done what it did.

As you are quick to point out, anyone who disagrees with what has been done has every right to appeal.

I suspect it's merely a case that you're not quite so keen when a decision goes against what you think is correct. Funny, that.
[quote][p][bold]messyits[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sandor Clegane[/bold] wrote: As you keep trying to tell us, the law is the law and judges are judges. None of it is ever wrong. After all, they can always appeal if they don't like it, eh?[/p][/quote]They have committed no offence.[/p][/quote]Do re-read my original post as I didn't say they had. I just pointed out that the legal system, which you relentlessly claim is never wrong and is overseen by very learned people, had done what it did. As you are quick to point out, anyone who disagrees with what has been done has every right to appeal. I suspect it's merely a case that you're not quite so keen when a decision goes against what you think is correct. Funny, that. Sandor Clegane
  • Score: 26
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